Skip to main content

About your Search

20130124
20130201
Search Results 0 to 2 of about 3
>>> president obama says now is the time to reform an immigration system he calls out of date and badly broken. speaking at a hispanic high school in las vegas, he pushed a senate plan for a path to citizen for millions of illegal immigrants. the president said he is hopeful, acknowledging there will be fierce debate. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. but this moment, it looks like there's a genuine desire to get this done soon. and that's very encouraging. >> the senate proposal would grant temporary legal status to applicants who pass a background check, pay fines and back taxes and learn english. after that, they could apply for citizenship. the bill could come up for a vote as early as this summer. >>> a soldier who lost all four limbs in a roadside bombing in iraq now has two new arms. the 13-hour surgery at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore which attached arms from a deceased donor was extremely complicated. doctors connected bones, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, nerves
reform, president obama was at the white house huddling with latino lawmakers. on capitol hill, a bipartisan group of senators is about to unveil its own plan. >> comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> that approach features a path to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in this country. it has the backing of three of the top democrats and three top republicans, including florida's marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can be go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> i know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess. a broken immigration system and many agree with that. >> i see things once off the table for agreement and discussion. being on the table. >> reporter: there are potential sticking points. >> i think enforce many has to be a big part of it. >> reporter:
. obama said. his plan also includes stricter law enforcement and reforming the legal immigration system which the president called out of date and broken. latino activists say the president is finally making good on campaign promises made in 2008 and 2012 to throw his full support behind comprehensive immigration reform. >> once the latinos mobilize that we can be a force to be reckoned with and i think the 71% of latino vote that put obama back in the white house is the tip of the iceberg of what you're going to see in this country. >> reporter: in order to earn immigration status in this country that's the way the president termed it today, earn it, undocumented immigrants are going to have to learn english, pass a background check, pay a fine and then get in line behind others trying to come into this country legally. but allen, the big news here is that a lot of these folks are going to get immediate status provisional but immediate status to live and work in this country and that is a big weight off their shoulders. a lot of them have been
Search Results 0 to 2 of about 3